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Captain Save a Bike
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Introductions

Post #1 by Captain Save a Bike » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:09 pm

Been a few years since I’ve owned a Wing. Funny how time flies. I’ve kept that Corbin Gunfighter saddle from my 78’ for over 15years knowing I’d own another Wing- one with spokes. Truth be told I have all the other stuff I took off it too. Vetter, bags, excess chrome, possibly some tassels. It’s good-and bad-to have a barn. Well, Craigslist signaled me and Duty called. Captain Save a Bike rescued another peach from some ham-fisted kid wanting a bitchin cafe racer. At least that’s how I see it. Others can tell their own stories. This bike has been sitting 20+ and I’m excited to revive its glory for all to enjoy. Thanks to Randakk and all the invaluable resources and knowledge that you guys n gals provide. I’m starting with the belts, thermostat, fluids, brakes.... ha, I’ll stop there. Typing it all out makes it seem like a lot of work. Wink wink. Wish me luck and thanks for having me. My new 77 has 51,000+ and not a signal bug in the radiator. Drilled rotors, fork brace, Shoei FM2? etc. Northern California bike it’s whole life. Please message me if one of you old timers has seen it before. The
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Captain Save a Bike
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Re: Introductions

Post #2 by Captain Save a Bike » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:30 pm

Yes, the Shoei will find it’s place sitting next to the Vetter.

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Track T 2411
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Re: Introductions

Post #3 by Track T 2411 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:07 am

Welcome from Wisconsin. These bikes seem to leave a lasting impression, lol. Enjoy the ride!
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail" - Abraham Maslow

"If you can't take the time to do it right the first time, how are you ever going to find the time to do it over?" -Unknown

Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
New2U Bike? Read Me.

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rcmatt007
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Re: Introductions

Post #4 by rcmatt007 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:53 am

welcome aboard, nice looking find... remember the change the timing belts
-Rodger-
all it takes for evil to prosper is the want of a few good men to do nothing-Edmund Burke
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"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, BOTM June 2015 de-evolving this very moment viewtopic.php?f=30&t=65511
76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS

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Re: Introductions

Post #5 by Rat » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:24 am

Welcome to the 'Wingdom.

You’ll fit right in ....

Gord
"I'd rather Ride than Shine"
‘84 GL1200 Interstate ‘R2B6' (Rat to Be 6)
‘76 project .... R2B3 ....
Team 898, Team LTD 993 ....
My Original 'RAT' was an '82 CB900/1100F

twooldwings
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Re: Introductions

Post #6 by twooldwings » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:02 pm

nice bike, nice colour. i can relate to your name, too.

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Re: Introductions

Post #7 by desertrefugee » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:41 pm

Just lost a lengthy welcome message. I must be cracking up. Anyway, you weren’t kidding when you said that was a peach. I kind of like that Shoei. If I acquired one on a bike, I would be sorely tempted to run it.

I couldn’t help tuning in given the hilarity of your handle. And your gift of gab. Many of the folks here freely dispense from deep pools of experience and knowledge. Others (like me) just gab. :roll: Not that there’s anything wrong with that! Indeed, you will fit right in.

And think I spy a ZREX tank on the shelf back there. A man after my own heart!
'97 Valkyrie, '86 VMax, '79 CBX-Z, '78 GL1000, ‘82 CX500 Turbo, '83 Voyager Lite Project, '78 750F BIG Project, '74 750K HUGE Project

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Re: Introductions

Post #8 by pidjones » Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:46 pm

AND - It has a grab bar!
Whether it fits with the Gunfighter or not - don't let it go!
"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
1978 GL1000 - winter project for 2020 challenge
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl
1979 GL1000 project - to be restored
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike - the Rocket - SOLD!
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '75 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped

Captain Save a Bike
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Re: Introductions

Post #9 by Captain Save a Bike » Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:30 am

Thanks for your replies and advice. That’s why I joined a GANG of like minded hooligans trying to save time wrenching. So.. I’ll look around before I ask a redundant question. But but?.. never mind. And that tank is from 1982. Good eye.

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Re: Introductions

Post #10 by AZNGW Rider » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:06 am

Welcome to this corner of the internet. Lots of friendly folks here willing to help with lots of information.
1976 Goldwing GL-1000
1998 Royal Star 1300
2001 Honda Shadow Spirit 750
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Past Bikes
1975 Kawasaki KZ400
1977 Goldwing GL-1000

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Re: Introductions

Post #11 by 77Gowing » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:42 am

Welcome, you DO fit in.
Bring on the gift of gab.
Good stuff here.
I too like the shoie fairing.
"Less is More" Anonymous

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1977 GL1000 "O'le Blue."
2014 Yamaha 950 V Star (sold)
2017 Indian Scout Std w/ABS
2009 Honda VTX1300R "Me Brudder's"
1984 Honda Interstate "84' 2outa4."
1982 Honda GL1100 "After thought."


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